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Ready to print: validated by Pollen AM

Pollen AM offers for sale a selection of materials that are ready to start with the Pam Technology and for which printing profiles are provided. This means that Pam users can start printing parts to obtain immediate results with Pollen AM materials.

The printing profile protfolio is continuously updated by Pollen AM.

Going further: open to specific materials

The Pam Technology isn’t limited to Pollen AM’s printing profile and materials. Pam gives to users a full control of printing parameters. Thanks to our training footpath, operators can achieve autonomy with their systems and develop their own printing profile according to the materials or the particular resolution required.

Industrials can then produce parts with their injection grade materials.

PiM feedstock classification

From metal to ceramic



Pam is a 3D printing technology dedicated to print industrial PiM feedstocks; from metals to technical ceramics.

Diagram Ashby Metal Ceramic

The Pam technology is open to materials, consumables are widely available in their industrial format, the pellets. It is this technological difference that gives access to the widest library of PiM materials on the market.
Almost all the metal alloys and ceramics that can be atomized in powder form can be treated with PiM process and therefore with Pam.

. These metal alloys can be classified into four categories:
- Ferrous alloys: steels, stainless steels, tool steels, magnetic iron-nickel alloys and special ferrous alloys;
- Tungsten alloys: heavy alloys of tungsten and tungsten-copper;
- Hard materials: cemented carbides (tungsten carbide) and cermets (composite material composed of a ceramic reinforcement and a metallic matrix);
- Special materials including precious metals (silver, copper, gold, etc.), titanium alloys, aluminum, chromium-cobalt, nickel, nickel-based superalloys, molybdenum, and particulate composites.

Technical ceramics fall into three different categories:
- oxides: aluminum oxide, zirconium oxide;
- non-oxides: carbides, borides, nitrides, ceramics composed of silicon and atoms such as tungsten magnesium, platinum or even titanium;
- composite ceramics: combination of oxides and non-oxides.

As a dedicated technology inspired by micro-extrusion techniques, the Pam Technology is meant to 3D print most kind of PiM feedstocks.

Materials are usually classified into different categories according to their nature and their mechanical properties such as their Young's modulus, etc.

Metal feedstocks
Sourced from key leaders.

The Pam Technology can print most existing Metal Injection Moulding feedstocks. Learn More about the process.

Metal applications matter to the most demanding industries when very high mechanical and thermal properties are required. The large majority of MiM feedstock are based on catalytic binder systems or on water-soluble binder systems. They allow the production of complex metal components and meet high quality requirements.

Using standard MiM feedstock with the Pam Technology particularly makes sense for industries already used to them. Existing grades can be printed as-is at their unbeatable high volume price.

MiM Stainless Steel 17-4PH printed parts
Stainless steel - 17-4PH (1.4542)

17-4PH stainless steel is a grade of martensitic precipitation hardened stainless steel, can be heat treated to high levels of strength and hardness, features corrosion resistance and machinability comparable to austenitic 304 stainless.

This versatile material is widely used in the aerospace, chemical, petrochemical, food processing, paper and general metalworking industries.


Alloy composition

Cr Ni Mn Si Cu C Fe
15 - 17,5% 3,0 - 5,0% 1,0% max 1,0% max 3,0 - 5,0% 0,07% max Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 660 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 800 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 3 %

Hardness

320 HV (32 HRC)

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

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MiM Stainless Steel 17-4PH printed parts
Stainless steel - 316L (1.4404)

Is a marine grade stainless steel, the second most common austenitic stainless steel after 304 stainless steel. The molybdenum presents in its alloying constituents provides greater corrosion resistance than 304. 316L grade is the low carbon version of 316 stainless steel.

It is commonly used in chemical and petrochemical industry, in food processing, pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices, in marine applications, etc.


Alloy Composition

Cr Ni Mn Si Cu C Fe
16 - 18,5% 10 - 14% 2,0 - 3,0% 2,0% max 1,0% max 0,03% max Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 140 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 450 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 40 %

Hardness

> 120 HV

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

Pollen AM Logo

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BASF Logo

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MiM Stainless Steel 304L feedstock pellets
Stainless steel - 304L (1.4306)

304L stainless steel is the most common stainless steel, as 316L stainless steel it is non-magnetic, austenitic, corrosion resistant alloy.

304L stainless steel is used for a variety of household and industrial applications such as food handling and processing equipment, screws, machinery parts, it is aloso a common coil material for vaporizers.


Alloy composition

Cr Ni Mn Si C Fe
18 - 22% 8,0 - 12% 2,0% max 1,0% 0,03% max Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 180 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 480 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 25 %

Hardness

> 120 HV

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

Pollen AM become a partner


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MiM steel 8620 feedstock pellets
Low alloy steel - 8620 (1.6523)

8620 steel is a low alloy steel. It is a common, case hardenable (carburizing) alloy. It is a more responsive to mechanical and heat treatments than carbon steels. It is utilized for various applications requiring good tensile strength and reasonable toughness.

It is used extensively by all industry sectors for light to medium stressed components and shafts requiring high surface wear resistance with reasonable core strength and impact properties


Alloy Composition

Mn Ni Mo Cr C Fe
0,7 - 0,9% 0,4 - 0,7% 0,15 - 0,25% 0,4 - 0,6% 0,12 - 0,23 Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 440 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 650 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 3 %

Hardness

> 190 HV (90 HRB)

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

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Tool steel M2 MiM feedstock pellets
Tool Steel – M2 (1.3343)

M2 steel is the "standard" and most widely used industrial High-speed steel, commonly used as cutting tool material. It is often used in power-saw blades and drill bits. After heat treatment, its hardness is the same as T1, but its toughness and thermo-plasticity are higher than T1 by 50%

It is usually used to manufacture a variety of tools, such as drill bits, taps and reamers.


Alloy composition

Si Nn S P V W Ni Mo Cr C Fe
0,2 - 0,45% 0,15 - 0,4% 0,03% max 0,03% max 1,75 - 2,2% 5,5 - 6,75% 0,3% max 4,5 - 5,5% 3,75 - 4,5% 0,78 - 1,05% Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 800 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 1200 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 1 %

Hardness

> 520 HV (50 HRC)

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


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Pollen AM become a partner


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Inconel MiM feedstock pellets
Inconel 718 superalloy

IN718 is a nickel-based inconel superalloy, developed to resist most of all high temperatures, usually in cases until 70 % of the absolute melting temperature. It has an excellent creep, corrosion and oxidation resistance as well as a good surface stability and fatigue life

This superalloys is widely used in the industrial production fields such as aircraft, nuclear, space industry, etc.


Alloy composition

Ni Nb Ti Al Mo Cr Cr Fe
50-55% 4,7-5,5% 0,65-1,15% 0,2-0,8% 2,8-3,3% 17-21 % 0,03–0,06 Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 180 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 480 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 25 %

Hardness

> 120 HV

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


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Tungsten MiM feedstock pellets
Tungsten Heavy alloy (W-22Fe33Ni)

Tungsten is a heavy metal alloys, also called hard-metal. With a density superior to 17.5g/CC it combines the great hardness and strength of tungsten carbide with the toughness and plasticity of its metallic alloy binders.

Tungsten alloys are used in a wide range of applications, including the aerospace and automotive industries and radiation shielding and to manufacture cutting and mining products, such as drill bits, high speed cutting tools, lathe tools and milling cutters.


Alloy composition

Fe Ni W
1,9 - 2,5% 3,0 - 3,6% Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

-

Strength @ Break (Rm)

-

Tensile Elongation

-

Hardness

-

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

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MiM steel 8620
Titanium alloy - Ti6Al4V (3.7165)

Ti-6Al-4V, also sometimes called TC4 or Ti64, is an alpha-beta titanium alloy with a high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. It is one of the most commonly used titanium alloys and is applied in a wide range of applications where low density and excellent corrosion resistance are necessary.

This superalloys is widely used in aerospace industry and biomechanical applications (implants and prostheses).


Alloy composition

Fe 0 Al V C Ti
0,3% max 0,25% max 5,5 - 6,5% 3,5 - 4,5% 0,08% max Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 750 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 850 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 10 %

Hardness

-

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

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Copper MiM feedstock
Copper alloy (Cu999)

Copper is commonly used for its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. Sintered copper parts can be treated like a wrought copper part in the annealed condition and can be machined, plated, brazed, crimped, or staked.

It is often used for heat sinks, fuel cells, sensors, high-speed computer processor chips, and applications which require miniaturization, sophisticated design, and improved thermal management/electrical conductivity.


Alloy composition

0 Fe Cu
< 0,05% 0 - 0,1% Balance
Yield Strength (Rp0.2)

> 50 MPa

Strength @ Break (Rm)

> 210 MPa

Tensile Elongation

> 40%

Hardness

40 HB

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6892-1, EN ISO 6507-1, EN ISO 6508-1.


System compatibility


Approuved suppliers

Pollen AM become a partner


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Pam technology is open to materials, that is to say Pam users are free to source the material they want from their existing suppliers. Contact us to have a first processability analysis.


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Ceramic feedstocks
the most efficient materials.

The Pam Technology is able to print existing Ceramic Injection Moulding feedstocks. Learn More about the process.

Engineering ceramics materials used in technical applications satisfy extremely high demanding application in terms of their properties ; from wear and heat resistance, temperature and corrosion resistance to biocompatibility and food compatibility.
These large properties make it possible to use technical ceramics in a variety of applications.

Using standard CiM feedstock with the Pam Technology particularly makes sense for industrials already used to them. Existing grades can be printed as-is at their unbeatable high volume price.

CiM silicon oxide pellets feedstock
Aluminum oxide (Al2O3)

Alumina or aluminum oxide is a chemical compound of aluminium and oxygen with the chemical formula Al2O3. Is the most well-known oxide ceramic material.
Aluminum oxide is an electrical insulator and has a relatively high thermal conductivity (30 Wm−1K−1). Due to its relatively high hardness, it is used as an abrasive and a component in cutting tools.

This ceramic is widely used in the Medical industry, Military and protective equipment, Electrical and electronics industry, Gem industry, Industrial applications, etc.


Composition

Al2O3 SiO2 MgO Na2O Fe2O3 CaO TiO2 B2O3
99,7% 0,05% 0,03% 0,15% 0,02% 0,03% <0,01% <0,2%
Hardness (Vickers)

18 GPa

Flexural Strength

310 MPa

Elastic modulus

310 GPa

Density

3.89 g/cm3

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6507, ASTM D790.


System compatibility


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CiM Zirconium oxide pellets feedstock
Zirconium oxide (Zr02)

Zirconia or Zirconium oxide is a chemical compound of Zircon and oxygen with the chemical formula ZrO2. With no pigment, it is an ivory colored ceramic. Zirconia is a multi-purpose construction material with a very low thermal conductivity and high strength. Components made from this material are significantly more expensive than components made of alumina ceramics.

It is commonly used in dental industry (crowns and bridges), Automotive (bearings),Technical cutters, Pumps tubes & pipes industry, etc.


Composition

ZrO2 Y203 Other (pigments)
> 88,9% 4,7 - 5,0% 5,5 – 6,5%
Hardness (Vickers)

13,5 GPa

Flexural Strength

900 MPa

Elastic modulus

200 GPa

Density

5.92 g/cm3

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6507, ASTM D790.


System compatibility


CiM  feedstock pellets Silicon nitride
Silicon nitride (Si3N4)

Silicon nitride is a chemical compound of the elements silicon and nitrogen with the chemical formula Si3N4. It feature an excellent combination of material properties such as high fracture toughness, good thermal shock resistance and good flexural strength. They are nearly as light as silicon carbide (SiC).

Its good mechanical properties make Si3N4 predestined for applications as balls and rolling elements for light and extremely precise bearings, heavy-duty ceramic forming tools and automotive components subject to high stress.


Composition

Si2N4 Al Y Ti O C
> 87.2% 2.0 - 3.5% 4.0 - 5.0% 1.0 - 1.5% 4.5 - 6.0% 0.3 - 0.8%
Hardness (Vickers)

16 GPa

Flexural Strength

900 MPa

Elastic modulus

315 GPa

Density

2.5 g/cm3

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6507, ASTM D790.


System compatibility


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CiM feedstock pellets Boron carbide
Boron carbide (B4C)

Boron carbide or Tetrabor is a chemical compound of the element boron and carbon with the chemical formula B4C. This material is an extremely hard ceramic; it is one of the hardest known materials, behind diamond. Due to its high hardness, chemical inertness, and high neutron absorption cross section, is well suited to a variety of industrial applications.

This ceramic is widely used for Wear parts such as blasting nozzles, Abrasives for ultrasonic cutting, Nuclear applications, etc.


Composition

B4C N O Fe Si Al Other
97,55% min 0,7% max 1% max 0,05% max 0,15% max 0,05% max <0,5% max
Hardness (Vickers)

28 GPa

Flexural Strength

-

Elastic modulus

440 GPa

Density

2.50 g/cm3

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
EN ISO 6507, ASTM D790.


System compatibility


Open material technology logo
Open material technology

The material you are looking for is not listed: no worries!
Pam technology is open to materials, that is to say Pam users are free to source the material they want from their existing suppliers. Contact us o have a first processability analysis.


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